La Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg-Octeville

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La Cite de la Mer is a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects. You can explore an ocean diving area and a former French Army submarine. It is situated in the restored trans-Atlantic railway terminal in Cherbourg. The monument was built in 1933 and the museum was opened in 2002. Arrange to visit La Cite de la Mer and other attractions in Cherbourg-Octeville using our Cherbourg-Octeville trip builder site .
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  • A visit not to be missed, the dangerous person, the Titanic, the aquarium and submersibles of the big funds. Overwhelmed by the richness of the places and very informative on this little-known environments.
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  • First at first, the ticket is not cheap... but when we visit the submarine, we're already in its costs. What to park and eat. Very well.
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  • The visit of the submarine is interesting too bad that flow is not regulated on the inside (traffic jams that make a mismatch with the place audio). The Titanic part is also well done because current. The rest is annoyingly dated. Scenography of the 1990s, explanatory texts stopping in 2006, aquariums without fish in the glass as before etc. the prize goes to the simulation game "we walked on the sea" the retro futuristic scenography, the dated aspect simulations and lack of versatility make it a boring experience.
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  • Wonderful day. Highly recommend the Utah Beach D Day landings excursion. Jeffrey the tour guide was excellent. Brilliant gripping commentary and plenty of time to explore too. Fabulous day
  • Great day spent here, there is so much to see. The submarine tour is jaw dropping. The sub was terrifyingly powerful. While the Titanic exhibition and the aquarium are informative. I just loved the huge sea turtle and the gigantic aquarium.
  • The exhibitions were amazing! There is something for every member of the family. It is well organised. You can have a self or guided tour.
  • I had a great day out here, so many different things to do from touring the submarine to seeing the aquarium to looking at the titanic museum. I would highly recommend seeing this attraction if you are in the area.
  • Nice museum in the middle of the old Cherbourg-harbour. Permanent exhibition of a French nuclear submarine, one dedicated to the last voyage of The Titanic and a child-friendly adaptation of a deep-sea-experience.
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